Western Iowa farmer Adam Gittins utilizes precision ag tools to farm more efficiently and collect data. This has led to soil health improvements.
Shawn Richmond, environmental services director at the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, encourages farmers to consider the 4R Plus practices that address their unique situations.
Soil health test results revealed the topsoil on his farm was being depleted, which put Tim Recker of Fayette County, Iowa, on a mission to add 4R Plus practices.
Precision Ag Specialist Emily Doyle arms farmers with information so they can make decisions to protect yields and the environment.
Soil Health Partnership field manager and east-central Iowa farmer Lisa Kubik says soil health is defined on the farm level.
Grundy County’s Eric Andersen has a reputation for taking care of his valuable farmland. That’s something landowners have noticed.
Darin Stolte of Jones County, Iowa, saw his yield curve accelerate after strip-till and cover crops were added to his precise 4R nutrient plan.
The changing landscape of farmland ownership in Iowa presents opportunities for tenants. Sharing information can bridge the divide with landowners.